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  1. Asthma was originally described as an inflammatory disease that predominantly involves the central airways. Pathological and physiological evidence reported during the past few years suggests that the inflamma...

    Authors: Meri K Tulic, Pota Christodoulopoulos and Qutayba Hamid

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2001 2:333

    Content type: Review

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  2. Allergic bronchial asthma (BA) is characterized by chronic airway inflammation, development of airway hyperreactivity and recurrent reversible airway obstruction. T-helper 2 cells and their products have been ...

    Authors: Harald Renz

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2001 2:265

    Content type: Commentary

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  3. The interaction between viruses and dendritic cells (DCs) is varied and complex. DCs are key elements in the development of a host response to pathogens such as viruses, but viruses have developed survival tac...

    Authors: R Stokes Peebles Jr and Barney S Graham

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2001 2:245

    Content type: Review

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  4. The glutathione S-transferase (GST) enzyme GSTP1 utilizes byproducts of oxidative stress. We previously showed that alleles of GSTP1 that encode the Ile105→Val105 substitution are associated with the asthma pheno...

    Authors: Anja Hemmingsen, Anthony A Fryer, Michael Hepple, Richard C Strange and Monica A Spiteri

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2001 2:255

    Content type: Research

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  5. Afferent nerves in the airways serve to regulate breathing pattern, cough, and airway autonomic neural tone. Pharmacologic agents that influence afferent nerve activity can be subclassified into compounds that...

    Authors: Bradley J Undem and Michael J Carr

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2001 2:234

    Content type: Review

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